The Silverburn Loop

Point 14

Time

2:40

Distance (m)

177

# Steps

213

Point 14

Follow the disused railway track.

This was once the main route of travel through to the East Neuk of Fife. However, in 1965, around one third of all railways in the UK closed, this being one of them.

Look out for the turning on the left.

The Fife Coast Railway
The coastal route dates back to the mid-19th century. It connected Leven and Anstruther, extending further along the coast to Pittenweem, St Monans, Elie, and Earlsferry. It's purpose was to both serve passenger and freight needs, facilitating travel and commerce along the scenic Fife coastline. The rise of road transport and changes in industry led to the gradual decline. Passenger services ceased in the early 1960s, and the lines were eventually closed.
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